Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

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According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season.

Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year.

New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los Angeles Kings was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with cocaine possession last off-season.

He pled guilty to two misdemeanours, and was sentenced to 32 hours of community service.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke on Hockey Central at Noon in October, acknowledging an increased use showing up in tests sampled further for recreational drug use.

According to Lavoie, the system being put in place would suspend a player if they needed to go to Stage 2 of the joint substance program.

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